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Hostages

August 28, 2015 A hostage situation at Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, W.Va. more »»

 
 
 
Clean Power

August 27, 2015 Pollsters researching support for President Barack Obama’s agenda got quite a surprise when they tallied the results of surveys conducted in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida earlier this month. more »»

Alzheimer’s

August 26, 2015 Mid-Ohio Valley residents are normally quick to jump in when called to help, and an event in Parkersburg Sept. 12 will provide them another opportunity. more »»

Internet

August 25, 2015 West Virginia residents who shook their heads in disgust at the arrest of Jared Fogle on charges of, among other things, possession of child pornography, may be surprised to learn that right here i... more »»

Prevention

August 24, 2015 Ohio is ready today to tackle one of the problems bound to intensify as the state expands its involvement with gambling. more »»

Publicity

August 23, 2015 National media outlets have finally begun to pick up on what the federal government is doing to the Mountain State. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

August 22, 2015 UP: To the Parkersburg Police Department, for working with the U.S. Marshals Service and Chicago Police Department to track down accused murderer James Robert Brandjes. more »»

Education

August 21, 2015 Ohio’s Department of Education continues to fumble with its handling of charter schools in the state. more »»

Impressions

August 20, 2015 While it may not quite be true that “Clothes make the man (or woman),” it is true that clothes make an impressio. more »»

Miracles

August 19, 2015 Two local residents are very lucky this week to have their life savings back in their hands after an incident that could have left them penniless. In fact, as Vienna Police Sgt. more »»

Regulations

August 18, 2015 Representatives of the oil and natural gas industries in West Virginia spoke last week to a group of reporters and editors gathered in Charlesto. more »»

Testing

August 17, 2015 West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano was right to resist the urge to celebrate news last week that Mountain State students’ scores on the new standardized test exceeded... more »»

Purchasing

August 16, 2015 With the arrival last week of results from the long-awaited review of Parkersburg’s city purchasing card program, residents must bear in mind two things: No instance of missing funds was mentioned i... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

August 15, 2015 UP: To everyone participating in this morning’s News and Sentinel Half Marathon and Two-Mile events. more »»

EPA

August 14, 2015 Attorneys general across the country who have been building a case against the Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to bully coal-producing states are no doubt restraining themselves from... more »»

Mine Safety

August 13, 2015 Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration officials have been busy this month, with five mining fatalities — three in the same day — in Nevada, North Dakota and Virginia. more »»

Donations

August 12, 2015 Members of the board of directors for Latrobe Street Mission are scrambling to come up with enough money and community support to keep the homeless shelter open. more »»

Smoking Ban

August 11, 2015 Ohio has made admirable progress in keeping workplaces free of cigar and cigarette smoke. Since 2006, the Smoke Free Workplace Act has banned smoking in public spaces and workplaces. more »»

Standards

August 10, 2015 Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. more »»

Drug Testing

August 9, 2015 Wood County Board of Education members have put out for public comment a policy for which parents and teachers alike should be fully on board. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

August 8, 2015 UP: To new Vienna Police Department officers Gregory R. Britton and Zachary Schaad, who were sworn in this week. Schaad brings with him 4-year-old police dog Dar. more »»

 
 

Color Run August 29, 2015

MT. ZION – The West Virginia Team Jacob for Autism Awareness will hold a color run Aug. 29 at Calhoun County Park in Mt. Zion. more »

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A billion people wasted time Monday logging into Facebook

August 28, 2015 Facebook reached a new benchmark Monday when a billion users around the world logged onto the social network. That’s a lot of cat videos. more »

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